Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Quilt Market 2012 - Part 1

Well, Quilt Market has just wrapped up and it was really amazing. Last year's Fall Market was a bit overwhelming, but after a year of learning more about the industry, this time around felt much calmer. It was sooo nice to see familiar faces and meet new people. I got to know some of the other crazy talented Michael Miller designers a bit more and to meet some designers I am completely in awe of. I took lots of pics, so I will break this up into two parts. This post is all Michael Miller, the next will be about everything else!

So, to start off with, here's my booth showcasing my new collection, "Les Amis"!


I split it between the two colorways, "Dusk" and "Dawn", as if the sun had already gone down on one side, and was just coming up on the other. 


I made little boy's ties out of every fabric in the Dusk colorway and they seemed to be a big hit, drawing folks in as they walked by. If you'd like to try your hand at making some, you can find the free pattern and tutorial here. They're surprisingly easy and quick to make and would make the sweetest gifts for anyone with little boys.


I had some pretty grand plans for this side of the booth, but when I realized I wasn't going to be able to finish the quilt I had designed to hang here, I had to come up with an alternative plan. I ended up sewing diagonal strips of all the different fabrics together and displayed them in large square frames. 

So that's the overview, and I have some pretty talented ladies to thank for all the help I received putting this booth together. It just so happens that about the time I received my fabric samples a month before Market, I also received another gift... morning sickness!! So while this news pleased my husband and I immensely, it also made preparing for Market almost impossible. 


Three very lovely and oh-so-creative ladies graciously volunteered their skills: Sally Keller, Pam Biswas and Robin Woods.

First, Sally Keller offered to sew up not one, but two mini quilts, one for each colorway, with lots of hand embroidery. I love them both so much, and the hand lettering adds such a charming touch. You can check out her blog and see more of her handiwork here.



I was lucky enough to have Pam Biswas offer to do the quilting and hand-binding on the one quilt I did manage to get pieced together. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out... I think this is my new favorite quilt, LOVE!!


And, last but definitely not least, I owe Robin Woods many, many thanks for making me TWO cathedral windows and SIX pairs of baby booties! I don't know where she found the time to make them between working and having a life (and with only a week and a half to do it), but make them she did! Can I use any more exclamation points?




Seriously though, I think the baby booties stole the show, they were just too stinkin' cute. And believe me, I'll be putting them to good use, my little one's going to have the best dressed feet in town. :)

Robin even set up this eye-catching display, shown here with my Sweet Owlie

If you want to make a pair of these little charmers yourself, Joanna Armour has a free pattern. (*NOTE: Unfortunately, the link I used in my original post is broken, but, you can access the pattern through another link on Michael Miller's blog, Making it Fun here.)


I was planning to include the rest of the Michael Miller designer's booths in this post, but I think it's getting pretty darn long as it is, so looks like I'll be breaking this up into 3 parts!

And I'd better hurry up because come the weekend I'll be posting about Quilt Festival and the 2nd Annual Quilt Festival Modern Meetup hosted by Houston Modern Quilt Guild on Saturday night. Which promises to be a whole lotta' fun with great door prizes by sponsors like Cloud9 Fabrics, Fat Quarter Shop and Anna Maria Horner. You should definitely stop by, it's in the Lobby Bar of the Hilton Americas (connected to the George R Brown) and starts at 7 pm. Check out this link for all the info.


36 comments:

  1. This is so exciting to see and hooray, a baby! Your helpers did a fantastic job! Congrats on all of it Patty!

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    1. Thanks Vo, talk about an exciting fall season! Those girls did do a great job and I made some new friends out of it to boot. Sure wish you could make it down here to Quilt Market some time soon. :)

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  2. Hey Patty,

    It was great to meet you Sunday. Your booth was amazing. I love how you partitioned to two color ways with the tree. I'm only sorry I couldn't stay longer to chat.

    Those gals made you some terrific items.

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    1. It was so nice to meet you too, maybe I'll see you at Quilt Festival Modern Meetup this Saturday.

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  3. Congrats on the baby news! Hope the morning sickness has calmed down a bit. Take care!

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  4. Oh and the booth and collection of course look wonderful!

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  5. Haha, thanks Shin, on both counts! (and the morning sickness has definitely subsided, yay!)

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  6. Congrats Patty! Your booth looks great ... and a baby on the way ... woohoo! I had seen your new collection on the Michael Miller site a week or 2 ago & ooh'd & aah'd over it. Beautiful job & so very Patty!

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  7. Congratulations on the new baby coming! I've been there a few times myself. I absolutely love your new line, especially the turtles. Robin told us that she and a few others were going to help you get things done for the booth. The pillows she made and her little shoes really put great use to this line. Actually, EVERYTHING in the booth looks wonderful! I love how you set it up as Dusk and Dawn.
    Best wishes on the next few months. I see that you said the sickness has subsided. I hope you'll be able to enjoy the remaining months of your pregnancy. I can't imagine how you'll get everything done! : )

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  8. Oh Patty, that's brilliant news! Congrats! And I dare say you're well prepared from that fabric side at least. Both colour ways of your beautiful new collection are great. Hope you feel better soon and that you can thoroughly enjoy the next months ;o)

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  9. Oh, lovely! I'm glad the guild was able to help you out. Everything turned out splendid!! Your booth was just darling.

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  10. Thanks for all the well wishes everybody, for both the new fabric line and the baby. We're super excited about having a little one soon and I'm already feeling so much better. What an exciting fall this has been so far!

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  11. Patty, I love the quilt that you made in the Dusk colorway. Is there a pattern for this?

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    1. Hi Lisa! I do have a pattern for this, but it will possibly be coming out in a magazine in the Spring, so I can't preview it yet! I'll definitely post when I know for sure. :)

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    2. Hi Mary! The pattern has come out, it's in the Spring 2013 Issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. Here's a quick link to the blog post:
      http://www.beckandlundy.com/2013/06/azteca-quilt-featured-in-modern-quilts.html

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  12. the pattern link no longer works. :(

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  13. Hi Martha! Michael Miller recently redesigned their blog, so I've revised this post with a new link for the baby shoe pattern. :) I actually couldn't link directly to the pattern as it immediately downloads the pdf, but I've linked to their blog and you can scroll down a few screens until you see the "Cloth Baby Shoe" link on the right side.

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  14. Tem alguma coisa errada pois o direcionamento do post do sapato vai para uma página inválida. Não gostei...

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  15. Hi can I get a link to the shoe pattern?

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  16. patter not shown anywhere on blog. Could you please post or repost set for us, thank you

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    1. Michael Miller has redesigned their blog since I posted this, so I've updated the link to reflect the new location to download the free pattern! It's directly from Joanna Armour's blog, the pattern designer herself. :)

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    2. The link on Joanna's site goes to the michaelmillerfabric.com site and is a lost link. I really would like this pattern!

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    3. I didn't realize that the link on her blog went back to Michael Miller's! I have contacted her directly to find out where and how we can access her awesome pattern. I will update this post just as soon as I find out!

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    4. Thank you very much. I can figure it out if I needed to, and it's NOT that I need the pattern, but I do know someone who would love it.Thanks again! <3

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  17. Any update on the shoe pattern? I would really love it

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  18. I would really love to have the show pattern also.

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  19. I would also really love love to have the baby booties pattern :)

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  20. Is there any change you will post it again soon? Thank you

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  21. I just googled the name given in the blog: Joanna Armour - and found this:
    http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html

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    1. Sorry... that's not working... just google Joanna Armour, and you will see a link that starts out as: https://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com.......
      click on that link, and it takes you straight to the PDF. For some reason, it is not letting me select the whole link to paste in here.

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    2. Thanks for the heads up, I'm glad it's available again somewhere online! the last time I googled it, it didn't come up. I will update my post with a new link. :)

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  22. how can i get some of those, are sooooo cute

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  23. Hello! I have looked for a tutorial on how to make the triangle & strip border you made on the gorgeous quilt in this blog entry! Hiw did you do it?

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